The biggest rap against America's two largest political parties is that the Democrats can't keep their hands out of our wallets and the Republicans can't keep their noses out of our bedrooms.
Those points of view merged last week when a Georgetown University Law School student, Sandra Fluke (pronounced FLUK … as in DUCK) went before a Congressional committee and averred that American taxpayers are responsible for her sex life, specifically paying for her contraceptives.
Democrats agree with her, and Republicans are outraged, but found themselves behind the 8-ball in a dispute that shouldn’t even be in the news. And yes, I am an active Republican but I really don't give a damn what you do in your bedrooms!
Fluke's statement to the Congressional committee reveals the obvious – that the dumbing down of the American educational system has reached what used to be some of our best institutes of higher learning, since law students, like medical students, once spent most of their time in class or studying. If they had sex it was fast and furious and then it was back to the books – but that obviously has changed.
Ms. Fluke also said she represents an ocean of similar-minded female law students who also need taxpayer dollars - at a rate of some $3,000 each - to buy their birth control pills so they won't have to be inconvenienced by telling their sex partners to get their own protection.
Frankly, if I was a young undergraduate I would immediately apply to Georgetown Law, if for no other reason than it seems to have achieved the reputation as the most sexually active campus in America. Getting free sex with no strings attached apparently is not only possible at Georgetown Law, it is likely.
But I have a word of caution to aspiring Georgetown Law students. Anyone who has this much sex, which apparently is not only indiscriminate but also unprotected since Ms. Fluke seems concerned only with not getting pregnant, should take their law dictionary and look up terms like "sexually transmitted diseases." Then they should explore related subjects such as HIV/AIDS, incurable herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.
I haven't seen anything in all the media coverage about concern for sexually transmitted diseases which proves that the children and grandchildren of the 60s-era hippies, who also believed in free sex, got their brains fried so badly from all the drugs they were taking that they forgot the horrible truth of how many lives were ruined through that lifestyle.
To support that contention Ms. Fluke says that she needs $3,000 to pay for her contraceptives. Apparently we're talking about birth control pills here, since a gross of condoms can be bought on line for far less, and handed out like candy to eager potential sex partners.
Did I tell you that Georgetown Law is a Jesuit School, and that it has been reported that Ms. Fluke, a nearly 31-year-old sexual activist who finally expects to graduate this year, selected it particularly because the Jesuits don't believe in contraception? And now the once hallowed halls of Georgetown Law have become the symbol for the term "den of inequity," particularly when we are discussing licentiousness.
Ms. Fluke has written that American employers and other institutions that provide medical insurance coverage also should pay for people of one sex who aren't happy with the body they were born with and want one that resembles – but can't function as – a body of the other sex. In fact, this apparently is her true calling in life.
Now, the real issue here is that Ms. Fluke is asking Congress to tell every entity in America that provides some form of insurance benefit to others that it MUST provide coverage for sex change surgery, contraceptives and who knows what else.
Her viewpoint probably is unconstitutional besides being stupid, and it has resulted in a firestorm of criticism. For instance, Rush Limbaugh got in trouble the other day by referring to Ms. Fluke as a slut and a prostitute, and plenty of other people chimed in with similar comments. Limbaugh also said that if he was going to pay Fluke and her girlfriends to have sex, he at least wanted access to videotapes of their encounters.
Frankly, I think that was a reasonable position even if his advertisers made him back off on this issue. I also read or heard her referred to as a pig, a skank, a round-heel, a mattress-Mary, and a fairly creative list of similar adjectives.
But I am not going down that road and you won't see those terms applied to her in this column. I am not commenting on her sexual proclivities I am commenting on the unconstitutionality of the government getting into the insurance business, which will occur if it drives private insurance companies out of business by imposing requirements that are financially impossible to sustain.
Then we get Obamacare and instead of indirectly paying so other people can have indiscriminate, unprotected sex, we will be taxed directly. By then, it will be too late.
Limbaugh and others apologized for their comments, primarily because in an obviously well-executed plan of attack the left went after his advertisers, and the weak-kneed among them pulled their ads from his show. But Limbaugh isn't the first to feel the heat over his conservative positions in the recent past.
Glenn Beck who is a firebrand of commentary and evidence against the left has been exiled from FOX News, and Judge Andrew Napolitano who was one of the few people to give FOX viewers a real-world explanation of what the current administration is up to has lost his show too. Napolitano has been relegated back to the "guest commentator" status. Beck is gone.
Then we have the death of conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, who went out to walk his dog one night last week and was found dead on the sidewalk. Know what makes me suspicious of his death?
The very first report I heard on it said in the very first sentence that the 43-year-old died "of natural causes," even though there had been no such determination. Yet news anchors, who should know better than to say what caused someone's death unless there has been a definitive medical ruling, were trumpeting "natural causes" from the very first moment.
Then came the videos of Breitbart saying that President Obama will be "vetted" this year, and that he has videos of Obama in college that will shock America! And then he died.
This is strange; in fact, so strange that to me it is highly suspicious. After an autopsy was performed I heard one news anchor say Breitbart had died of "some kind of heart problem," although the results of the autopsy have not been released thus far and won't be for some weeks yet.
Autopsies are far more specific than that, and yet a left-wing outlet is already floating the theory that Breitbart may have used illicit drugs, thus contributing to his own demise. The same outlet is discounting questions raised by conservative radio host Michael Savage on the oddity of Breitbart's death. I hope the left is wrong and that it is just up to its usual character assassination tactics regarding both Breitbart and Savage.
It seems there is an ongoing effort to shut down conservative communicators so they won't get in the way of an Obama reelection - which would be a travesty for this country - and Sandra Fluke was just one piece of the puzzle. But I have a solution.
If the oh-so-sexually active women of Georgetown Law are so concerned with unwanted pregnancies, why don't they just switch to sex with other women? Seriously. Many in the lesbian community would probably appreciate the opportunity to do some good for America, over the long run they would gain significant stature in the eyes of taxpayers, STDs would decrease, abortions would not be an issue and everyone would walk away happy.
Oh, don't tell me you don't think it would work. I am so tired of negativity.
What was that line Paul Newman had in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? "I have vision and the world is wearing bifocals."
Tuesday, March 06, 2012